Salty Snack Alert Curb Your Salt Intake Some salt is necessary to maintain the proper balance of body fluids. But too much salt is not good especially for senior. Too much salt causes the kidneys to retain water which increases blood volume and blood pressure. Reduce your salt intake! This can help fend off heart […]
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Dangerous Diabetes Counting carbs can help people with diabetes have high blood sugar. Having diabetes means the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective to control the level of sugar in the blood. Tricks or Treats? It can be tricky, but your diabetes can be managed with diet, exercise and […]
September is Healthy Aging Month. Getting older has enough frustrations. You don’t have to tolerate the effects of aging like worry and stress, poor memory and bone loss. Are You Aging Well? If you don’t have Alzheimer’s, then you can improve your memory. Avoid other aging problems by keeping good bone health and reducing stress […]
Beat The Bug! Get A Flu Shot Early. The flu season is always unpredictable. Generally, it starts in September and peaks during the months from October through February. One thing is sure. Get a flu shot to protect yourself from getting the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an annual influenza vaccination for […]
Get The Skinny On Sunscreen Always use sunscreen with a “sun protective factor” (SPF) 15 or higher when exposed to the sun and wind. This will reduce your skin cancer risk. Protect yourself from the ultraviolet rays of the sun especially between 10 am and 4 pm. How Does Sunscreen Work? Sunscreen works […]
Ouch! We’ve all experienced that unpleasant sensation of pain. Pain ranges from mild, localized discomfort to agony. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. It may be contained to a discrete area as an injury, or more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. Whether acute or chronic, pain can last more than 6 […]
Nutrition? What’s Important to Seniors? As we age, our metabolism slows down and we need fewer calories. So nutrition is important. Nutrition is important for proper bodily functions. It’s important that the calories we consume are from nutrient-rich foods. Nutrition is important for proper function of the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems. Proper nutrition can […]
Arthritis Pain – YOU CAN MANAGE IT! Take action to ease arthritis pain. Get enough rest, exercise right, eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and learn the right way to use and protect your joints. During the day, if you’ve been sitting, adjust your position frequently. Periodically tilt your neck from side to side. Bend and […]
Are Seniors Seeing Things Clearly? Get a comprehensive vision exam every year. Seems obvious, right? According to the American Optometric Association, people value their vision as their most precious sense. But less than half had an eye exam in the past two or three years! Preventive Care Is So Important Preventive care is just not […]
February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage […]
Medical Home HealthIn what locations of St. Louis and the surrounding areas can I get Home Health…
I am so pleased that my skilled facility called AW Health Care again for me! My OT is Catherine and she is wonderful. She is always a few minutes early which I love, and she always calls when she says she will to schedule her visits. I also really like Donna, my nurse. Donna is so funny and a joy to talk with!
AW Health Care is the best service we have ever experienced. We had three other nursing services and sent all three away. —Elizabeth C.
As a child of a father who fought cancer, I deeply appreciate the value of the services provided by AW Healthcare.
My nurse, Charley, is just great! I had her before! If I ever need home health again, I’m calling AW!
I have never had anyone in other institutions give me the caring, compassionate, professional, dedicated services that AW Healthcare has rendered me. I want you to know how much I appreciate it.
I was most impressed with the experience of AW staff. —Don M.
My experience with AW Health Care was incredible! I would like to especially compliment Natalya R. for advocating so well for my mom. I don’t know what I would have done without her. Natalya is the reason I could rest easy knowing what good care she was providing for my mom.
I was most impressed by the rehab services I received at Fairwinds. The therapist, Matt, was so knowledgeable and caring while working with me.
We are so grateful that Natalya T. picked up on Al’s heart problem. She is a very dedicated nurse, a lovely compassionate personality that truly makes her a very special person. You are blessed to have such a person in your employment. The nurse from the doctor’s office arranged for us to be served by AW Health Care…and that was the beginning of our blessings. Thank you!
My mom and dad are in their 90s, physically frail but mentally alert and often somewhat challenging to deal with. Your team of professionals treated mom and dad with dignity, care and respect for which my family is very grateful.